Five students from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest earned 1st place while competing in Lansing on March 17 and March 18 for the Michigan ProStart Competition. The students from Northwest competed in the Culinary Team competition. Our Culinary Arts/Hospitality staff, Kyra Burkeen, Jan Drew, and Nick Lopez, spent countless hours preparing these student for success.
In total, the students were awarded $156,000 in scholarships and qualified to compete in the National ProStart Competition in Washington D.C. Also, Leon Fisher, a student mentor, was recognized with the Mentor of the Year award. Leon participated as a student at Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest in 2015 and 2016. Since graduation, he has worked at The Union restaurant and continues to coach the students competing in ProStart.